Toddler Born with Cleft Palate, Beams after the operation

A young mother is celebrating her beautiful boy’s winning smile, thanks to skilled surgery to repair a cleft palate.

Megan Thompson, 21, from Erdington, Birmingham, reveals how her son was diagnosed with a bilateral cleft lip and palate – a split in the upper lip and roof of the mouth on both sides – while in the womb.

He inherited the condition from Megan – who was also born with it and has since had seven operations to correct it.

George had a wide hole under his nose, leaving him unable to breast feed and with hearing loss in one ear, when he was born on April 23rd last year.

Thankfully – now aged 16 months, George has had two successful surgeries, one at five months and a second at 11 months.

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Written by Anu Bansal